Dec 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Phil Snyder, Focus Haiti
Focus Haiti

Phil Snyder’s mission of mercy almost ended in his death. The missionary to Haiti was taking a young boy named Shelton to get a visa. Shelton had punctured his eye on a nail, and Phil wanted to fly him back to the United States for surgery.

“One minute we’re driving down the road. Everything’s optimistic. Everything’s in color,” Phil tells The 700 Club. “The next minute I look back at the road, there’s a rock heading at my windshield, at which time I ducked, and gunfire broke out all around the car. All of a sudden that beautiful color day turned black and white. There’s no way to describe that feeling [of] realizing you’re in no man’s land, you’re coming under fire, and chances are pretty good you’re going to end up dead.”